Mahindra Satyam  Placement Paper   Whole Testpaper   CEC, Mohali, Chandigarh-16 Mar 2007

Mahindra Satyam  Placement Paper   Whole Testpaper   CEC, Mohali, Chandigarh-16 Mar 2007

  • Posted by  FreshersWorld 
    7 Jan, 2012



    First of all , I will advise all of u if u hv a positive mindset no one can stop u . I hd given near abt 10 written tests n not cleared even once. I did lose heart but finally it was a do or die situation 4 me.I really worked hard upon my weaknesses n thats why i m here. So, if u r also facing the same situation then work out on removing ur weaknesses n success will b urs.
    SATYAM selection process hd 3 rounds.
    1. Written test based on reasonig n quant aptitude.
    2.Group Discussion.
    3. HR Interview.

    It had 15 problems of 1 mark each . A 0.25 negative marking was there for every wrong answer.Total time given was 30 minutes.So, time management is imp.
    Lower cut-off=8;
    Upper cut-off=11;
    so, better it wud b if u attempt 9 or 10 correct n sure shot answers bcos u hv 2 do the risk management.
    Type of questions
    1. area of a circle inscribed in a square.
    2. probabilty
    3.coding -decoding
    4. calender problem
    5.compound interest n simple interest
    6.pyramid( find the no. at the top of the pyramid)
    7.a simple programming question. easy bt time consuming
    8.a figure problem( 5th one had 2 be predicted after a series of 4 figures, was very easy)
    9. 3 english paragraphs, n simple questions based on each like drawing conclusions.
    Rest i dont remember, only consideration is time.

    We were divided into groups of ten.Our HR asked us to suggest some topics. He was just having a check on our participationin such a simple activity. We suggested many topics ranging 4m marriage to IT industry. The Hr was very cool . Finally he gave his predecided topic " Internet- its uses n misuses".He asked all of us not to argue but to discuss.
    Our gd went very friendly. 2 valuable n fresh points n u r cleared. Apart 4m that alwayz ess the group . Dont even dare 2 look towards the HR in any situation.  If u r caught in an aggresive group then motivate them 2 hv an amicable discussion.

    In the end, HR asked us 2 conclude . Nearly all of us concluded.

    ME: Gud evening, sir.
    INTERVIEWER:  Gud evening,have a seat. (I sat).Introduce urself. (looking at my personal information form)
    ME: Sir, i m Gagan jayjee pursuing my B,tech 4m .......... in ece. as a person, i m simple n straightforward. At professional level, m a very hard working person.

    INTERVIEWER: OK, Gagan. what r ur strengths ?
    ME: Sir, m a hard working person.

    INTERVIEWER: How can u say that u r a hard worker.(he was lookin at my % ages at that time)
    ME: Sir, i got 88% marks in class X n was a school toppper .In my class XII also, i was the school topper securing 90% marks. And throughout my academic career in college, i hv been a bright student   .

    INTERVIEWER :thats gud, apart 4m studies hv participated in xtra curricular activities?
    ME: yes sir, i hv paricipated in declamation contests n  athletic events.

    INTERVIEWER: what r ur weaknesses?
    ME: sir, whenever i get involved in sm work then i dont care abt my health n work my every nerve to get the things done in the right order.

    INTERVIEWER: Why do u want 2 join satyam?
    ME:sir, i hv hd an extensive research abt satyam on net n i hv come 2 know that the philosophy of satyam is that they hv a strong BELIEF IN THEIR EMPLOYEES" .So, tom if i hv an innovative idea , then satyam will definitely encourage 2 convert that idea into a viable market product. It encourages its employees towards enterpreneurship.So, i think its the right platform 4 a fresher like me.

    INTERVIEWER: I m impressed, ok, gagan, wat do u want 4m life?wats ur aim in life?
    ME: Sir , Today m at this end of the table , after my graduation i want to see myself at your end of the table.

    INTERVIEWER: thats very gud, DO u want to ask sm question?
    ME:sir, can u plz give me a frank assess ment abt my weaknesses so that i can improve upon that n bcome a good IT professoinal.

    INTERVIEWER: well gagan, i think u dont hv any(wid a convincing smile). all d best.
    ME: thank u sir, pleasure meeting u

    After a week, i got 2 know through my coll TPO that m selected n it was the happiest day of my life. Around 4000 students appeared , 1386 got thru written. 415 cleared gd. interviews r still going on. but 125 hv already been selected.


    Gagan Jayjee

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